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help with 0x7b error on XP install

#1 Post by alfio » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:11 am

hello all

working to bring a laptop (non-thinkpad) back to life. apparently, at some point, it was attacked by a virus that would cause the OS to freeze up after a few minutes of use

my first move was to try to wipe the hard drive clean, which i did via linux by mounting the HD on another machine (usb). the hard drive seems to work ok and was wiped clean without problems

i then tried to install a fresh copy of XP pro but i can't get it to get past even the first reinstall/repair menu. before i get to select anything it throws up BSOD with the 0x0000007B error

having that door closed on my face, i installed a lightweight Linux distro (crunchbang) which went on without a problem. after that i tried to once again load the windows install disc but that resulted in the BSOD all over again.

the computer seems to be working perfect with linux but i really need XP on it.

any ideas??? please tell me there's a way around this

thanks

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Re: help with 0x7b error on XP install

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:45 pm

If it has a SATA hard disk, you will need to separately load SATA drivers from a floppy or USB stick when asked at the beginning of the install (looks like: press F6 to install other drivers).
Vista or W7 have SATA drivers built-in.
You could also check if that BIOS has a SATA option: AHCI or Compatibility.
If so, set it to Compatibility.
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Re: help with 0x7b error on XP install

#3 Post by alfio » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:23 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:If it has a SATA hard disk, you will need to separately load SATA drivers from a floppy or USB stick when asked at the beginning of the install (looks like: press F6 to install other drivers).
Vista or W7 have SATA drivers built-in.
You could also check if that BIOS has a SATA option: AHCI or Compatibility.
If so, set it to Compatibility.
that's a good suggestion... i tried it but it was a no-go. before it could show my floppy as active, i get the BSOD

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Re: help with 0x7b error on XP install

#4 Post by Majestic » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:12 am

I've listed below a Microsoft Knowledge Base article on that stop error for your reference.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103
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